This is meant with no disrespect, and I am not trying to start a nationality flame war, I am just curious about something. It is my understanding that locking blades are a safety feature. In that case, why then would the UK make them illegal? Why would they choose to make carrying a safe knife a crime, and opt to make legal a potentially dangerous tool? With such strict laws meant to protect it's citizens, you would think that the ONLY legal knives would be locking. Am I missing something? Or is this just typical bureaucratic government hog wash?